Body armour donation set to boost public services students’ skills

Reaseheath College has been donated a sample bulletproof vest from SafeGuard Clothing – a leading international manufacturer and distributor of body armour.

The vest was donated to offer our public services students the opportunity to experience the latest advances in bulletproof equipment as they complete the practical aspects of their course. The vest will provide a useful tool to demonstrate to students the types of equipment they can expect to be working with later in their careers.

Liam and students after coach break down...still smiling!

Study tour to Normandy for public services students

Last term Level 3 Public Services students travelled to Normandy, France as part of a 4-day study tour. The trip was organised by Lecturer and Course Manager Liam Salt and accompanied on the tour were both Toni Evans and Greg Houghton.

Students from Reaseheath sports department form a giant cycle as riders in the Tour of Britain pass the college’s entrance

Students make a wheely good impression for Tour of Britain!

Reaseheath College sports performance, adventure sports and public services students made a special effort to mark British Cycling’s Tour of Britain by getting involved in a giant piece of aerial artwork alongside the competitors’ route.

About 80 students formed the moving wheels of a 100 foot long bicycle laid out on a field opposite the college’s main entrance on the Worleston Road, just outside Nantwich. The event was timed to coincide as the elite athletes, who included Sir Bradley Wiggins, passed the college during Stage Three of the prestigious road cycling event.

Liam Salt, a Reaseheath Sports Performance course manager and keen cyclist himself, organised the aerial artwork after seeing similar events marking premier international competitions abroad.

Students from Reaseheath sports department form a giant cycle as riders in the Tour of Britain pass the college’s entrance

Students from Reaseheath sports department form a giant cycle as riders in the Tour of Britain pass the college’s entrance

He said: “This was the students’ first day at college and it was a great opportunity for them to take part in a team building activity with a difference. Reaseheath’s Farm manager Mark Roue kindly gave us permission to use the field and also allowed us to use plastic haylage wrap to make the bike frame.

“Awareness of all types of sport is growing thanks to the Rio Olympics and it was a great way for the students to be part of a premier event. The aerial artwork looked amazing and was an exciting activity to mark the race as it passed through Cheshire.”

Watch our video to see the aerial artwork in action!


public services crimewatch June 2016

Student lend a hand to Cheshire Police!

A group of second year public services students supported Cheshire Constabulary in a public disorder scenario/simulation at Cheshire Police Headquarters in Winsford on Friday 17th June 2016.

This scenario was broadcast live during Episode 9 of the Crimewatch Roadshow aired on BBC One. The purpose of this simulation was for the Cheshire Police to demonstrate new technology that they have implemented when dealing with public disorder (riots, protests etc). The technology allows the police to set command zones and implement strategies from external points (providing key information to the ground and instructions to bring the disorder to a positive and safe conclusion) and also to record live evidence that can be used in a court of law if required.

public services crimewatch June 2016

Students along with members of the Cheshire Constabulary created a public disorder this was controlled by the police on the ground at Winsford through the instructions that were being fed live from Cardiff.